NBA All-Star guard James Harden and backcourt newcomer Chris Paul are expected to team up Sunday for LA Unified in the Drew League in Los Angeles, a source told The Undefeated. This marks the first time the two will play together since Paul was acquired by the Houston Rockets.
The matchup at the famed Pro-Am is even more intriguing due to the fact that LA Unified plays Home Town Favorites, which is expected to star 2017 NBA Most Valuable Player Russell Westbrook, a source said.
Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is expected to attend, as well as other members of the team’s brass.
Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell, who were traded to the LA Clippers this offseason for Paul, and prep star Marvin Bagley III are also expected to play for LA Unified. It will also be Paul’s first time playing publicly since being dealt to the Rockets after six seasons with the Clippers. Former NBA player Dorrell Wright and Toronto Raptors guard Delon Wright are expected to play for Home Town Favorites.
Other NBA players expected to play in earlier Drew League games on Sunday include Andre Drummond, Nick Young, Julius Randle, Tarik Black, Stanley Johnson and Frank Kaminsky. Bleacher seats are free to the public on a first come basis.